## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.5 Multiplying Fractions - 2.5 Exercises: 38

#### Answer

$\frac{7}{32} \ \text{ft} ^2$.

#### Work Step by Step

The area is computed by $A = a \cdot b$. Here, we substitute $a = \frac{7}{8}$ and $b=\frac{1}{4}$. From this it follows that the area $A$ is computed by: $A = a \cdot b = \frac{7}{8} \cdot \frac{1}{4} = \frac{7 \cdot 1}{8 \cdot 4} = \frac{7}{32}$. With considering the unit, the answer is $\frac{7}{32} \ \text{ft} ^2$.

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